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March 7, 2020

Tu-160M2

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:15 am
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The first of the upgraded Tu-160M2 has apparently been finished and test flown.  Story here. Interesting that the Russians feel compelled to continue to keep a viable long range bomber force. Given their money troubles and that the price of oil is in free-fall (as of March 7th, 2020) this may not be the best use of their defense dollar.

September 20, 2018

Grumpy Russian Bear

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:58 pm
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Or actually a pair of BlackjacksLooks like Putin is flexing his muscles again.  I saw a few days ago that B-52 were doing the reverse route penetration practices, so this may just be a reaction.

January 30, 2018

Russian Military collapse

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:41 pm
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I’ve been saying this for a number of years.  Russia wants to be a superpower, but it doesn’t have the money to do so.  That is why I said the other day on Facebook that I doubted that the Russians would really follow thru on plans to build 36 new Tu-160s.  They can’t afford them.

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